Researchers find Apple MDM can be brute-forced to register rogue devices

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Mobile device management (MDM) systems are often used by organizations to manage the security of employees’ devices. But security researchers have found that the interface provided by Apple to enroll Apple devices in an MDM system can also be used to potentially introduce rogue devices into those systems and gain trusted […]

A group of researchers showed how a Tesla Model S can be hacked and stolen in seconds using only $600 worth of equipment (TSLA)

Alphr Researchers from KU Leuven university in Belgium demonstrated that hackers can secretly clone the key fob of a Tesla Model S and steal the car within seconds — and with only $ 600 worth of simple computing and radio equipment, WIRED reports. The researchers brought their findings to Tesla — which rewarded them for exposing […]

Researchers show Alexa “skill squatting” could hijack voice commands

Enlarge (credit: Amazon) The success of Internet of Things devices such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home have created an opportunity for developers to build voice-activated applications that connect ever deeper—into customers’ homes and personal lives. And—according to research by a team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)—the potential to exploit some of […]

McAfee researchers falsify a patient’s vital signs in real-time

McAfee’s security researchers announced at the Defcon hacker event in Las Vegas this week that they were able to hack into a medical network and falsify a patient’s vital signs. Exposing this weakness is the first step in fixing security for the networking protocol used by medical devices, known as RWHAT. But it’s certainly scary […]

Australian researchers find no evidence that cannabis helps with chronic pain

An Australian study of 1,500 people revealed no strong findings supporting the use of cannabis in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain. The study published in the journal Lancet Public Health found those using cannabis had greater pain and anxiety, were coping less, and reported that pain was interfering more in their life. There has […]

A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it’s too compelling to ignore

Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration calls kratom a dangerous opioid, but advocates say the drug is a life-saving supplement. What’s missing from the debate about kratom, however, is hard science on how it works. For the first time, a researcher has isolated kratom’s ingredients to see how they affect behavior in rats. The results are […]